Thank you Obama for having the guts to say this....

@xfahctor (14126)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
August 10, 2009 2:32pm CST
I was watching the joint press conference today, with Obama, Harper and Calderone in mexico. durring this a question was asked of Obama reguarding the ousted president of Hondura and why the U.S. hasn't had a stronger reaction. In answer, Obama said words to the effect of (can't quote the exact words from memory) that many of the people critisizing the U.S. reaction were the same people who often acuse the U.S. of sticking it's nose in to latin american business and they can't have it both ways. THANK YOU, Obama. this has been a source of irritation to me for years.we do something out there in the world, and we are "sticking our noses in other's busoiness", when we DON'T do something to help, intervene in a conflict, etc, we are "not doing enough for the international community". I for one am SICK of the hypocracy. Sorry world, you can't have both ends in the middle. Again, thank you Obama for finaly saying this out loud.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Obama is the one trying to have as you say both ends in the middle. When the Honduran Supreme court rule the current President's actions as unconstitutional the court ruled his removal. Obama stuck his nose in Honduras by declaring the action as a coup. Also by not recognized Roberto Micheletti as President of Honduras, Obama is effectively saying that he is illegitimate.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Aug 09
True, very true. I am actualy on the side of the honduran court and constitution, it was apropriate. but my discussion was more or less directed at the more general nature of Obama's comments on international; interference and hypocrocy, it was just refreshing to hear him voice that.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
10 Aug 09
"The same critics who say that the United State has not intervened enough in Honduras are the same people who say we are always intervening and the yanquis need to get out of Latin America," Obama said told a closing news conference at a U.S.-Mexico-Canada summit in Guadalajara. "You can't have it both ways," he insisted, without naming names. "We have been very clear in our belief that President Zelaya was removed from office illegally, that it was a coup and that he should return. We have cooperated with all the international bodies in sending that message." I see his point. A coup is not democracy and we all know how the US likes to force democracy down everyone's throat. http://www.reuters.com/article/ObamaEconomy/idUSTRE5793UL20090810
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Aug 09
a coup is often the result of democratic process failure. It is a last resort. In this country, should the government ever go as far in blatent constitutional blasphemy and usurption, it is the militaries duty and oath, to side with the constitution, not with the government. But my discussion was more directed at the comment made by Obama on us "intervening" in the affairs of other countries and the hypocrocy often associated with complaints associated with that. I felt his words were apropriate to those ends.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
10 Aug 09
He said the right thing there, but he's already done the wrong thing by sticking his nose in their business. He's been demanding that they reinstate the exiled president and threatened sanctions and such garbage if they don't.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Aug 09
he may have taken the wrong side in the Honduran incident, but my threads were directed at the more general aspect of his statement. I am pretty tired of the no win situation we, the U.S. are often placed in. If we help out or speak out, we are "sticking our noses in other's business", if we do nothing and say nothing, then we are "not helping the international community and not being a global player".
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Wow, I wish I had heard that. Good for him. How cool it is that the president of our country would boldly say out loud what many of us are thinking. I think that is awesome. I didn't vote for Obama but I have to give him some props he has made some good moves and has said some good things. I got to give it to him..
@DawGwath (1044)
• Romania
11 Aug 09
Yeah, those kind of people are quite annoying. They always have to complain of something, even though they never take action regarding the problem in question. My advice to them would be to pull those huge sticks out of their butts and start doing something useful for society. Or at least do nothing, but don't complain about it.